Portuguese government advises against staying in several areas of northern Mozambique
Unknown assailants, believed to be members of the Islamic fundamentalist group known as “Al-Sunna” or “Al-Shabaab”, murdered and beheaded four people on Sunday in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, reports Tuesday’s issue of the independent newssheet “Mediafax”.
The attack took place in the village of Mbau, in Mocimboa da Praia district. Three of the four victims, a peasant farmer and two fishermen, were surprised by the raiders on the banks of the Messalo river. The farmer was planting maize when the terrorists struck, and the two fishermen were preparing hooks for their lines.
A report in the independent daily “O Pais” speaks of four people dead and an unspecified number of houses burnt down on Saturday at Macanga village, in Palma district. So far there are no further details on these attacks.
Also on Saturday, a vehicle carrying agricultural produce came under fire in the Quiterajo area, in Macomia district. The driver was injured and the three other occupants of the vehicle fled.Source: AIM